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Should i paint wheels black or buy black steelies??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StatutoryAPE, May 28, 2010.

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Paint stock wheels or buy black wheels

Poll closed Jun 27, 2010.
  1. Do something fun and paint em

    44 vote(s)
    48.9%
  2. use your hard earned money and buy em

    46 vote(s)
    51.1%
  1. May 28, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    StatutoryAPE

    StatutoryAPE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This isn't my truck, just using as a reference. I have a white 2000 prerunner xtracab. I'm torn between painting my factory alloys black or buying some of those black procomp steelies from 4wheelparts. What do you guys think??:confused:
     
  2. May 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    GWL

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    i had mine powdercoated would have kept them but they didnt fit on my new truck i lowved them.

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  3. May 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I have those same alloys and personally love the looks of them

    Aside from the FJ Cruiser limited edition wheels, I think these are the best looking stock wheels out there - again personal preference of course.

    Like the song says... paint'em black.
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    memario1214

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    Caps lock much? And painted black stock ones look great
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    buy steelies. painted stockers are right up there with stick on vents and chrome wipers.
     
  6. May 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Courtesy of EVL Monkey's mad photoshop skills....

    Here's what my truck would (kind of) look like with the stock alloys painted flat black.

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  7. May 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    I like them painted black but i like the looks of the steelies more. Its your truck so do what you like.
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    :mad:
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    That doesnt even make sense.
     
  10. May 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    It does in forum-speak
     
  11. May 28, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    sorry, I'm so used to real life speak.
     
  12. May 28, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Me too.

    But I'm savvy enough to understand forum-speak as well.
     
  13. May 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    GWL

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    so it means what?
     
  14. May 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    it was a failed attempt at internet sass.
     
  15. May 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    "Use caps locks much?"

    As in, "wtf is the title of your thread in all caps?"
     
  16. May 28, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Wreckless_71

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    Well if they look like shit let's see some soft 8's... I personally dig those stock alloys, I have my studded snow tires mounted on em and rock em all winter, look great.
     
  17. May 28, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    that would have made so much more sense. how would one respond to "caps lock much?" would you say "yeah I caps lock all the time" ??? no cuz thats retarded.
     
  18. May 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    why is your name "diesel" if you drive a tacoma? perhaps unleaded would be more appropriate.
     
  19. May 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Main Entry: slang
    Pronunciation: \ˈslaŋ\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: origin unknown
    Date: 1756

    2 : an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech

    *taps out*
     
  20. May 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    In his gallery there's a picture of his shop.

    In his shop there's a big diesel rig.

    Maybe he's a diesel mechanic?
     
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